(Minghui.org) The persecution of Falun Gong has gone on for 18 years. Some vicious people continue to do bad things, and some are even rewarded by being promoted to higher ranks. Remembering the verse of sending forth righteous thoughts, “shyen shrr shyen baow,” (that evil would meet with retribution in this lifetime) I wondered why these officials had not yet met with retribution.

While studying the Fa recently, I gained a better understanding about this, which I'd like to share with you. In “Dafa is Indestructible” (Essentials for Further Advancement II), Master said,

“Those most evil ones, though, will be used until the very end, because there continue to be Dafa disciples stepping forward, and the evil old forces need to use them to continue to test Dafa disciples. This is why the most wicked evildoers are still rampantly doing evil.”

I know now that the old forces made systematic arrangements for the persecution, just like Shen Gongbao in the book Investiture of the Gods. Although Shen Gongbao interfered with Jiang Zeya many times, he was not eliminated until the very end. If he had been punished and eliminated in the beginning, the story could not have continued.

Even though we have been sending forth righteous thoughts, the old forces protected those bad people so that they could continue testing us. Also in “Dafa is Indestructible”, Master said,

“All the evil people who have sinned against Dafa, specifically those who are no longer useful in the evil so-called ‘test’ of Dafa disciples, have already begun to meet with retribution for their evil. From now on this will happen on a large scale.”

My understanding is that when these people are no longer useful to the old forces, they will be eliminated. In fact, some officials in my region have received retribution.

We should continue to send forth righteous thoughts as Master told us to, and we should not acknowledge the old forces in the first place. If we can truly join together and fundamentally oppose the old forces' arrangements, the situation will be different.

In “Dafa is Indestructible,”, Master said,

“A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces. Clarify the truth thoroughly, eliminate the evil with righteous thoughts, save all beings, and safeguard the Fa with determination, because you are a part of Dafa, indestructible; rectify all that is not righteous. Those who are ‘reformed’ and those who are being saved can only be beings who were deceived by the evil. Those who are being eliminated are the evil beings and the evil old forces. Those who are reaching Consummation through all this are Dafa disciples; and through all this Dafa’s mighty virtue is established.”

I think this is what we should do.